A sharp wind blew for the Battlefield Walk led by Julian Humphrys of the Battlefields Trust which was reminiscent of the January day in 1644 when the Battle of Nantwich took place. The walk began in the churchyard at Acton where Julian introduced the background to the conflict before moving down to the battlefield itself. Participants were able to appreciate the advance of the Parliamentarian troops across the fields towards Nantwich where they were intercepted by the Royalists who almost took the day.
The walk concluded with a visit to Acton Church for tea and magnificent cakes and a surprise invitation to climb the tower and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside including the battlefield. Our thanks are due to Mr and Mrs Percival at the church for their generous hospitality.
The day concluded at the Museum with a more wide ranging talk by Julian Humphrys on the Civil War conflict and the Battle of Nantwich.